b. state laws and amendments, even those voted in on a majority, can be ruled unconstitutional.
c. If confused about b., see a.
d. Regarding a Federal Amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, you are either dreaming or a time traveler from circa fifteen years ago. Welcome to 2014. Some things have changed.
Last edited by Cardinal; 02-19-14 at 11:37 AM.
Name for me any state where the poll numbers match the vote when put on the ballot? Courts have overruled state constitutional amendments but the Supreme Court has never heard a case on the definition of marriage. That is going to happen and if it goes against the will of the people you are going to see a Constitutional Amendment ratified by the votes of the state electorate. I suggest a civics course for you but being in LA you probably wouldn't get the true American version
I just think it's funny that you happily provided a source on the states that don't approve of gay marriage, then crumpled it up and threw it out the instant you learned that they didn't add up to the number you needed.
It will be up to the people of the states to ratify a Constitutional Amendment that cannot be overruled by the Courts you hold so dearly and you aren't going to like the outcome. I am waiting for you to post polling data vs. election results on same sex marriage issues. There is the true picture of what the people think, not what they tell pollsters
Further, the study you promote concludes
"The role of particular forms of sexual desire and expression in personality structure and development may be less important than has frequently been assumed. Even if one assumes that homosexuality represents a severe form of maladjustment to society in the sexual sector of behavior, this does not necessarily mean that the homosexual must be severely maladjusted in other sectors of his behavior. Or, if one assumes that homosexuality is a form of severe maladjustment interna11y, it may be that the disturbance is limited to the sexual sector alone."
Yes, I do understand the difference between sexual behavior and sexual orientation. Had you used one of the studies that use animal behavior as a basis to prove the normality of homosexuality, that would of been the basis of my arguments against such studies.
As to mental health "professionals", thank you for providing evidence that you do not in anyway understand real science.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.